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Beacon vs Probe Response frame


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Categories : 802.11 Frames , WLAN
NoBeaconProbe Response
Differences
1.It is always Broadcast.It is always unicast.
2.Its Duration field is 0 because of point 1.It has some value in duration field because of point 1.
3.It has TIM field which includes DTIM.It does not have TIM field.
Similarities
1.Both frame types are management frame.
2.Both have timestamp and Beacon interval field.
3.Both have same capabilities information field.
4.Both have same SSID field, Supported rate and WMM field.
5.Both have ERP filed but Wi-Fi STA follows the ERP from Beacon frame for this.
6.Both have HT information subset for HT protection but Wi-Fi STA follows the ERP from Beacon frame for this.

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